Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday - Replica & Assassin's Gambit

Hearts & Thrones #1 | April 2nd 2013
Vitala Salonius, champion of the warlike game of Caturanga, is as deadly as she is beautiful. She’s a trained assassin for the resistance, and her true play is for ultimate power. Using her charm and wit, she plans to seduce her way into the emperor’s bed and deal him one final, fatal blow, sparking a battle of succession that could change the face of the empire.

As the ruler of a country on the brink of war and the son of a deposed emperor, Lucien must constantly be wary of an attempt on his life. But he’s drawn to the stunning Caturanga player visiting the palace. Vitala may be able to distract him from his woes for a while—and fulfill other needs, as well.

Lucien’s quick mind and considerable skills awaken unexpected desires in Vitala, weakening her resolve to finish her mission. An assassin cannot fall for her prey, but Vitala’s gut is telling her to protect this sexy, sensitive man. Now she must decide where her heart and loyalties lie and navigate the dangerous war of politics before her gambit causes her to lose both Lucien and her heart for good.

July 16, 2013
Breathtaking new YA SF from the author of the Faeriewalker series

Sixteen-year-old Nadia Lake comes from a high-class Executive family in the Corporate States. Her marriage has been arranged with the most powerful family in her state, which means she lives a life of privilege but also of public scrutiny, followed everywhere by photographers, every detail of her private life tabloid fodder. But her future is assured, as long as she can maintain her flawless public image — no easy feat when your betrothed is a notorious playboy.

Nathan Hayes is the heir of Paxco — controller of the former state of New York, and creator of human replication technology, science that every state and every country in the world would kill to have. Though Nadia and Nate aren’t in love, they’ve grown up close, and they (and the world) are happy enough with their match.

Until Nate turns up dead, and as far as everyone knows, Nadia was the last person to see him alive.

When the new Nate wakes up in the replication tanks, he knows he must have died, but with a memory that only reaches to his last memory backup, he doesn’t know what killed him. Together, Nadia and Nate must discover what really happened without revealing the secrets that those who run their world would kill to protect.


Danica Page said...

Oooh! Both of these look really intriguing. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to read both of these.

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Jelly said...

The first one sounds so good. I shouldn't have read the blurb because now I wish I have it. I don't know why but I've been really into books about assassins lately. Here's my WoW


Shelley Romano said...

Since I like Jenna Black so much, I'll probably end up reading her new series. Not sure about the first one..yet!

YA Vixens said...

I haven't read any Jenna Black yet, but I've heard good things about her! Great picks.

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The Writing Rabbit said...

Great picks! I love Jenna Black, I didn't know she had a new book coming out! What a slacker I am, ha ha. I love books with strong heroines, too. : )

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Allison @ Good Books and Good Wine said...

Oooh! Both of these sound really intriguing! I love that both seem to have really strong heroines! :D

Alyssa Susanna said...

I *LOVE* the cover to Assassin's Gambit! I have never heard of either of these books, but that girl looks fierce! :D

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Anonymous said...

Oh I love love the girl in the red dress. This book sounds so good and gotta love the women assassins ;D

Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews said...

Replica is new to me! I love all the new YA sci-fi books coming out. And yes for the lady assassins!

Grace Fonseca said...

I see that great minds think alike. I'm also waiting on Assassin's Gambit. Nice pick.


Mel@Thedailyprophecy said...

I especially like the sound from Hearts & Thrones! The cover is kick ass :D


Braine TS said...

Ooohh assassins! Added that! Thanks Cat!

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